Anasayfa 9 Genel 9 A PLEASANT BEVERAGE AND CULTURE

A PLEASANT BEVERAGE AND CULTURE

3 Mar, 2023

Coffee is the daily energy source for billions of people. Billions of cups of coffee are consumed every day, allowing people to stay active and energetic throughout the day. With its various flavors, aromas, and contents, it is a beverage that can meet the different needs of different people.

Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia and gradually spread throughout the world from there. Coffee, which arrived in Istanbul in the 16th century, became very popular in the Ottoman Empire and with the opening of coffeehouses, coffee culture also developed. Today, coffee is accepted as a popular and beloved beverage in many countries around the world.

TYPES AND FLAVORS OF COFFEE

Coffee can be made in different ways and has different flavors depending on the country and region it is consumed in. Some of the most popular types of coffee include hot coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, and americano. Each type has a unique flavor, and people choose their coffee based on their personal taste preferences. Below are some more detailed information on different types of coffee:

  • Hot Coffee: This is the most basic and traditional way of making coffee. Hot water is poured over ground coffee beans to extract the flavor and aroma.
  • Espresso: Espresso is a strong and concentrated coffee that is made by forcing hot water through finely ground coffee beans under high pressure. It is the base for many other coffee drinks.
  • Cappuccino: This is a popular Italian coffee drink made with espresso, steamed milk, and a layer of frothed milk on top. It is often sprinkled with cocoa powder or cinnamon.
  • Latte: A latte is made with espresso and steamed milk. It has a creamy texture and can be flavored with syrups like vanilla or caramel.
  • Americano: An americano is made by adding hot water to a shot of espresso, resulting in a lighter coffee with a similar flavor to drip coffee.
  • Frappé is a type of coffee that is frequently preferred during hot summer months, consisting of cold milk, coffee, ice, and sugar.
  • Mocha: Mocha can be defined as a variation of latte with added cocoa. It is a type of coffee that contains cocoa and milk.
  • Macchiato: A coffee type where steamed milk is added on top of an espresso shot. It is a combination of a strong and intense espresso with a light and smooth layer of steamed milk.

These types of coffee can also be described by different names worldwide, and each country may have its own unique coffee varieties.

THE EFFECTS OF COFFEE ON HEALTH

Coffee is a widely consumed and enjoyable beverage by people. Despite its beneficial effects, it can also have some harmful effects. Below are detailed information about the benefits and harms of coffee under the following headings:

BENEFITS OF COFFEE

  • Energy Booster: Thanks to its caffeine content, coffee increases energy levels and helps you to focus.
  • Antioxidant Content: With its rich antioxidant content, coffee helps to eliminate toxins accumulated in your body.
  • Cognitive Functions: Coffee may improve memory and thought processes and protect against cognitive disorders such as dementia.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Coffee may reduce insulin resistance and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Depression and Anxiety: Coffee may reduce stress hormones and alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

 

THE HARMS OF COFFEE

  • Sleep Disorder: Coffee may disrupt sleep patterns and cause difficulty in falling asleep at night.
  • Fluid Loss: By increasinga water excretion, coffee may disturb fluid balance in the body.
  • Caffeine Addiction: Excessive coffee consumption can lead to caffeine addiction, which may have harmful effects on the body.
  • Appetite Stimulant: Coffee may stimulate appetite and cause weight gain.
  • Rare Cases of Heart Problems: Drinking too much coffee may increase the risk of irregular heart rhythm and heart attack in rare cases.

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WORLD COFFEE

There are many different types of coffee grown in countries all over the world. We have listed the world’s coffee varieties for you under the following headings:

  • Colombian Coffee: It is the most famous coffee variety in Colombia and is well-known worldwide. It has light to medium acidity and offers a perfect aroma and flavor.
  • Ethiopian Coffee: Ethiopia is known as the world’s oldest coffee producer and grows many different types of coffee. Ethiopian coffees are light and acidic with fruity and floral notes.
  • Brazilian Coffee: Brazil is known as the largest coffee producer in the world. Brazilian coffees usually have medium acidity and offer flavors such as nuts and cocoa.
  • Turkish coffee is one of the national drinks of Turkiye, with a long history dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Turkish coffee is a thick and dark beverage, traditionally served in small porcelain cups.
  • Turkish coffee is prepared in a special style and is filtered through the coffee grounds by attaching the pot to the bottom of the cup. It is made with hot water and coffee grounds, and a strong and dark coffee is obtained by using a large amount of coffee powder.
  • Turkish coffee is popular not only in Turkiye but also in Arab countries and other regions of the Middle East. It is consumed both as a hot and dark beverage and also as a social activity for coffee enjoyment.
  • Compared to other coffee varieties, Turkish coffee contains more caffeine and is a stronger beverage. Therefore, it is recommended to consume Turkish coffee in limited amounts. Also, emptying the coffee grounds from the Turkish coffee is a part of the coffee enjoyment and allows for giving clues about future events or people.
  • Kenyan Coffee: Kenyan coffees contain a wide variety of coffee varieties with different acidity and flavor profiles. Kenyan coffees can have bitter and sweet notes and offer an excellent aroma.
  • Guatemalan Coffee: Guatemala coffees contain light acidity and delicious coffee varieties. Guatemalan coffees usually have fruity notes such as peach, apple, and walnut.
  • Yemeni Coffee: Yemen is known for its history of coffee production and is one of the world’s oldest coffee producers. Yemeni coffees include dark-colored and flavorful varieties of coffee.

As just a few examples, the coffee varieties in these countries have been mentioned, but coffee is grown in many different countries worldwide. Among these countries are Tanzania, Indonesia, Mexico, and Vietnam.

 

ENJOYING COFFEE WHILE ON HOLIDAY

Coffee is a beverage that can be enjoyed with pleasure in both business and daily life, as well as on vacation, and it is a healthy drink when consumed in moderation. There are hot and cold options available that can warm you up on cold winter days and cool you down on hot summer days.

You can find many coffee options in our facilities located in Fethiye. You can enjoy the variety of our coffee options either in the luxury and comfortable rooms of our Zehra Holiday Village, Zehra Hotel, Zehra Villas and Apartment, or in our cafes and restaurants in Oludeniz/Fethiye/Turkiye.

Especially for those who have come to Turkiye, if you want to experience the taste of Turkish coffee, you should try it by drinking it in its place of origin. Of course, there are many food and beverage cultures to be discovered in Turkiye.

If you have limited time, you can experience many of these flavors in Zehra Group facilities Zehra Kuleli Beach Restaurant. The beach is the most unique and only women’s beach in Fethiye. It has separate swimming areas for men and women, an a la carte restaurant, a picnic and barbecue area, a park for your children to play, a cafeteria on the pier, and is surrounded by lush green pine forests and the enchanting turquoise Mediterranean sea. If you are planning to have a vacation in Turkiye with an Islamic, conservative, and halal concept, you can contact us at the numbers below to make a reservation

 

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